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one-point lead in florida. and according to a market university poll he is up by eight points. in colorado the president is up by three points? ohio, he is up by two points. and the most recent polls in nevada and new hampshire have him up there as well. check this out! 332 electoral votes to 188 according -- i think i just knocked that out. to 191. that's from today. the only swing state that shows he is down -- actually tied today but down over all is in north carolina. and then there's pennsylvania. the romney camp made a $120,000 ad buy yesterday and three super pacs supporting romney have poured $6 million into pennsylvania just this week. why, you might ask? well, it's all part of their plan to quote, expand the electoral map. the president is up by four points in pennsylvania and they are still pouring all of that money into it. the poll out today was a franklin and marshall poll. and david axelrod placed an interesting range isser on whether the participate would take minnesota, michigan or pennsylvania. >> i will shave off my mustache if we lose a
, the right to vote. the most contentious battles are waged in the swing states of ohio and florida. in miami this weekend voters waited up to nine hours to cast in person absentee ballots only to have election officials shut down the polls because they claimed not enough have resources or staff to be able to complete the job. one voter shut out after waiting two hours with their grandson told the miami herald: after protests and those calls to let us vote, the polls did reopen and people voled until 1:00 a.m. but governor rick scott refused to extend any early voting any further, and wouldn't you know it, the areas with the longest lines, maim dade, orange, palm beach, broward county, all of those counties, shocked i know, lean democratic and they all went for the president in 2008. those voters have to contend with more than just voting regulations and ornery officials. unofficial poll watchers, many trained by the tea party group true the vote, those poll watchers are going into predominantly afarry can american areas searching for fraud. volunteers handing out bottled water to voters who
with 303 electoral votes, florida is still up in the air although the president does have a lead there right now of half of a percentage point. now, it's important to note that obama took nearly every swing state, including colorado, ohio, pennsylvania virginia, and wisconsin. those last three really contributed to his win and to the fact that we were able to call the race relatively early last night. if you remember yesterday, there was speculation that the count could go on for several days in the event of a close race. the popular vote is very close at 50.2% to 48.2, just a difference of two points there but with nearly 100-point spread in the electoral vote, it's really no contest. congressional seats democrats did not gain control of the house, which was to be expected, but they did maintain control of the is that the, picking up seats in indiana and massachusetts, a big win there for elizabeth warren against scott brown. we're still waiting on results from montana and north dakota but departments have the lead right now. the two independents, king from maine and sanders fro
. florida congressman allen west, he's raised $17 million compared to the $3.5 million of his democratic opponent patrick murphy. but polls show murphy leading west 48% to 47%. and, of course, we just cannot forget illinois congressman joe walsh -- perhaps the craziest of them all. he's answering a question about women's reproductive rights. take a listen. >> if a woman's life is at issue, would you say she was allowed to have a abortion? >> let me say there's no sun exception. with modern technology and science, you can't find one instance. this is an issue that opponents of life throw out there to make us look unreasonable. >> jennifer: actually, congressman, i think you're doing a pretty good job of looking unreasonable on your own. fortunately, voters in walsh's district agree because the latest polls have him trailing his democratic opponent tammy duckworth 40% to 54% for her! and tonight i'm pleased to be joined by iraq war vet joe walsh opponent and congressional candidate, tammy duckworth coming to
at it. have you seen what is going on in florida and ohio? we have the devastating details for you. >> at some polling sites there have been parking problems, coupled that with the wait and some people just leave. [ protesting ] >> cenk: and as republicans think they might lose the election, here comes the elbows. it will be g.o.p. on g.o.p. but guess who at @tytoncurrent coverage. with unrivaled social media straight from the campaigns, the pundits and viewers like you. with exclusive analysis and commentary from al gore - someone who knows a thing or two about close elections. >> now that's politically direct. >> election night coverage begins this tuesday at 8 eastern. >> our country's future depends on you. >> only on current tv. >> brought to you by communications workers of america. bring jobs home now. >> that's mitt romney landing in ohio. so everybody's rallying, both sides trying to get their base out. very important obviously how they voted especially in ohio and swing states like florida as well. so that is where we've already had early voting. some people have already
and we are still waiting on an official number from florida. it is obvious the state has not fixed its voting problems. as i'm sure you remember, it was florida 12 years ago causing the legal disaster between vice president al gore and president george bush. the difference this time, no one cares as much. president obama's victory was well secured without florida's 29 electoral votes. but for florida natives this is frustrating and all too familiar. the state's whole voting system is plagued by bad management and dysfunction. it is usually elected officials running the voting process rather than nonpartisan professionals to. make this system more efficient what florida needs now is better access to polling places and more absentee and early voting. >>> it's also affecting the congressional race. g.o.p. representative allen west is now demanding a recount. the election there is still too close to call. west is down just 3,000 votes against his democratic opponent patrick murphy. west is blaming a county supervisor for r
deepest sympathy. >> oh, by the way we won florida too. nah, nah, nah, nah ♪ >> ann romney: stop it. >> stephanie: do you think she can hear that? [ doink ] >> stephanie: i said is she in a bad mood for some reason? [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i swear i'll come down off of this by next week or not. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i haven't seen jim smile this much in years. >> it makes up for 2000 and 2004. >> stephanie: it really does. i'm not at the bipartisan place yet, because they have been such [ censor bleep ] hats. and they have been so horrible and cruel to this president, i don't know if you saw him crying yesterday -- oh my god, if i would love him anymore, he -- >> obama: [ inaudible ] what i am doing is approved. and i'm really proud of that. i'm really proud of all of you, and . . . [ applause ] >> stephanie: i don't know how you could watch that and not cry. and you got a tweet you going to make fun of that like you make fun of boner crying? >> boner cries over himself. and president obama was crying over what the people had done. >> stephanie: yeah, how d
to the chenk uygur philosophy and probably right at this point. >> cenk: florida apparently there's early voting there. palm beach county, this is fascinating and good numbers behind it, too. >> we obtained an internal memo from a gop campaign advisor saying early and absentee turnout is starting to look troubling. in 2008, president obama beat john mccain. it says: >> cenk: so, apparently getting their clock cleaned in florida. does that make a big difference? >> it does. 2.8 million absentee ballots have been ordered in florida. 1.6 million have already been returned. there were only 2.2 million in florida ordered in 2008. it's a big difference percentage-wise. the fact that they're worried about it is important. follow what these people are saying constantly. when you see an internal memo saying their clocks are getting cleaned, their clocks are getting cleaned. >> cenk: if romney is trailing in florida or even close romney again in big big big trouble because he needs florida absolutely positively. all right, michael shure thanks so much for joining us. we really appreciate it. how mu
ballots. millions! let's take a look at everyone's favorite electoral nightmare florida, where the state took an unprecedented step of cutting early voting time in half. that has meant lines around the block in many polling stations. miami-dade county is averaging more than 26,000 voters per day. there was a four-hour wait to vote today. >> usually it's, you know, five, six, ten people in front of you and this is ridiculous. >> jennifer: so some voting advocates are concerned that the long waits could turn voters off. the president of league of women voters urged republican governor rick scott to extend early voting. she said such long waits are discouraging to voters whose schedules or physical conditions cannot accommodate these types of delays. well back in 2008 then governor charlie crisp did extend early voting in florida because of the long lines. but at a fundraiser last night governor rick scott said he would not follow suit. mike grissom the executive director explained it this way. for one side to demand that we break the law because they feel like they are losing is wrong. wh
the president of the united states. >> rome campaigned in florida and ohio and new hampshire and announced plans for ohio tomorrow. presidential candidate rarely campaign on election day. maybe he's feeling a little anxious. nate silver gives obama an 88% chance for re-election leaving a meager 13% for election for mitt romney. 307 electoral college votes for obama leaving 230 for romney. and looking at the national and swing state polls as aggregated for real clear politics if the election were held today president obama would win the popular vote by a mere seven-tenths of an percent. and president obama leads romney by three 3% in ohio. and obama leads rom by 3.4% in iowa and leads romney by 4% in pennsylvania. for more about the presidential race in the final hours they're supposed to get the votes to the poll i'm joining by rolling stone national affairs correspondent tim dickinson and politico investigator reporter ken vogel. let me ask you running around, waving the flag, will any votes be shifted by what happens today? >> probably not, but it will be shifted by the ground game, and the ab
and restore the middle team? >> ron blare. [buzzer] >> stephanie: steven in florida said that. >> ok. >> stephanie: bad guesses. 16 minutes after the hour. kids carbonite, i don't know what we would do without it. all of our guests are in the computer over there, sound bytes. [ whatever ] >> how could we do without our jingles. he has that all backed up. look at all the people back east. i had a flood in my office in l.a. and lost all my stuff on my computer long before carbonite. i've lost every single kind of way, which is why they in vented carbonite. you don't want to remember to back stuff up. you never have to remember to do it, set it up once and it backs up everything in your computer automatically and continually whenever you're connected to the internet. get unlimited space for $59 for the entire year, including remote access to your files. there are plans to cover unlimited computers for your business for one low fee. go for a free trial code stephanie. >> 17 minutes after the hour. one huge celebrity to be named in a momentum as we continue. >> on the "stephanie miller sh
these tremendously long lines, for instance n the state of florida. everyone before the election wanted to know which state is going to be the next florida. well, florida turned out to be still florida. the last ballot was cast in florida at 1:00 a.m. that means that person had to wait in line well over five hours to exercise the most fundamental right of our democracy. >> eliot: that was not necessarily a racially based act on the part of the state of florida. that was massive under investment and antiquated process that we've created for everyone to vote. what is the reason that certain counties need to change before we change voting process. >> places for the most part who have earned their place on that list as a result of history of discrimetation and i don't know i don't know ongoing problems. in 2008 more than half african-americans use the early voting program. they didn't have problems with early voting until that happened happened. then two years later in 2010 they decided they wanted to cut back on early voting and the section five act prevented the state from taking even more draconian c
the president. jay-z joins them for the tour stop in ohio. mitt romney for his part is in florida, virginia, ohio and then new hampshire. he's going to stay there overnight. he's got an event first though with kid rock. the last of the polls are rolling in and 538's nate silver says the national polls and local polls are starting to align. they show a slight lead for the president. he's still got a considerable electoral college lead. if we take a look at the last pew poll released over the weekend, the final estimate of the national popular vote, 50% to 47% in favor of the president. the a. p. reporting about 30 million people in 34 states in washington, d.c. have already cast their votes either in person or by mail. nothing gets counted until tomorrow. many states are releasing information, however about party affiliation and while the president does have a lead in several key battleground states, it is not as large of a lead as it was four years ago. the g.o.p. is up in colorado. while the democrats now lead i
not permitting the ballot box to be opened, not permitting the resources to be there. already in florida we've seen a voting line of seven hours which is a different form, sort of a mechanical way of keeping people from voting. how do we confront that? >> you know, that is a number one, i think, civil rights question for members of the congress. it's a call for bipartisan ship should really ring loudly and that should be around voting. if i give a person in florida the right to vote, then i will likewise give the person in red states, blue states and purple states the right to vote. if republicans can come to the acknowledgment that we live under one flag, that when soldiers leave our shore and go to battlegrounds, they fight for one flag and one democracy, we could fix these antiquated voting rules or get our governors no matter their party affiliation to recognize that the voter rules on that date. you're absolutely right. i've had lines here that the last day of early vote, there were people in line here in texas until 10:30 at night. thank goodness they felt their vote was important eno
to move heaven and earth. ♪ ♪ guts. glory. ram. >> eliot: coming up, florida's stand your ground law. how much longer will it stand. but first, thanksgiving thursday, black friday, and now viewfinder monday. when it doesn't fit anywhere else, we put it in the viewfinder. >> is there anything more annoying? this is driving me nuts. listening to people talk about what they're thankful for. >> i'm thankful for all three of. >> but i'm thankful for you. >> this thanksgiving what are you thankful for? >> my family. >> my job. >> my husband. >> my life. >> i'm thankful the election is over, and it was decisive, and that he won and the republican party is going to have to regroup. i think that was good for everybody. get it done, over with, move on. >> that will work. >> if you will. >> thank you mitt romney for being photographed this week pumping your own gas attending the twilight movie and then going to disneyland or a you would call that, going on a bender. >> we give thanks for the food on our plate, a happiness and health and amazing low prices at our chain stores where we were stampede o
yesterday, if you vote, i will win. that could be a problem particularly in florida and ohio as we reported yesterday. early voting rollbacks meant some people were waiting in line for as long as six hours to finally cast their ballot. so we'll have to see how those polls are today. >> if you need to know how late your polls are open, politico and ap have a good map of state by state closing times. you can check it out on politico's home page. we'll be right back. (vo) tonight, current tv presents special election coverage, with unrivaled social media, straight from the campaigns, the pundits, and from viewers like you. with exclusive analysis and commentary from al gore, someone who knows a thing or two about close elections. >> overall, it was a clear win. >> now that's politically direct. >> so keep on tweeting and maybe you'll have your voice be part of this democracy and see your tweets up on our screen. [ forsythe ] we don't just come up here for the view up in alaska. it's the cleanest, clearest water. we find the best sweetest crab for red lobs
virginia, wisconsin and the much-coveted ohio. we're still waiting on florida results. but president's second term is secure without them. >> obama: what makes america exceptional are the bonds that hold together the most diverse nation on earth. the belief that our destiny is shared. that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another. >> mitt romney took more than 90 minutes to call the president and concede then he gave a short speech in boston. >> at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the work. >> two parties will have to come together quickly because we face falling off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. john boehner will give a speech at 3:30 eastern today. his office says that statement will talk about finding common ground, growing the economy and lowering the debt. we're back with more steph and celebration after the break. stay with us! (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers
of mountains and don't replace them. >> stephanie: robin in florida. allegedly. go ahead robin. >> caller: hi. >> stephanie: hi, robin. >> caller: i want to say how much you enjoy your show. if you want to start your day off right, two things you can do first listen to i got a good feeling by flo rida, then immediately find the karl rove video, put it on and crack up. >> stephanie: yep. >> caller: because let me tell you about election night. as soon as ohio, my home state put it over the top which i knew they would. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: i went immediately immediately to fox. i thought karl rove's hair was going to grow back. i thought buddy, lose your grip. you led mitt romney down the golden path. go hide, baby. >> stephanie: although he can't run fast, i'm guessing. hi, june. >> caller: hello stephanie. i have a bone to pick about the republican station i do not want to name the name of it, theythey were having a round table discussion. their thinking is out of the world. they're saying that we're going to have to attract more minorities and blacks and hispanics by putting up mo
to chavezes and castro. >> yeah. >> stephanie: he is running a spanish ad in florida claiming that fidel castro's niece would support president obama. mitt romney gives chavez the news he desires but has no right to. >> he is just like castro! >> stephanie: smells like desperation. [ applause ] >> did you have to stretch your groin before that -- >> stephanie: yikes. >> i don't think that's an actual phrase in spanish. >> stephanie: it came from you. >> i know. god we said that in high school. >> stephanie: speaking of you, you are an official stephanie miller surrogate. and you will be representing me. >> i will at the palm springs pride festival at the booth of our fine affiliate, kptr and you will be meeting people. so if you are there come out and see me. >> stephanie: get it. what am i the president? i need surrogates? i can't go on the road anymore. >> not surrogates in the helen hunt -- >> stephanie: my surrogates are hot too. look at him. flex. good boy. atlas drugged, it's a world where romney and ryan's plans to privatize government becomes a reality. stephan go
at the lines. i believe we haved with and florida, correct, in miami? >> if that's miami that's my hometown. miami-dade county tend to be more democratic because it's the southern part of the state. that's where the polls are closing. >> cenk nothing more exciting to me than to watch people flocking in sports. >> cenk: there is one thing that can beat it. if they're staying in line, stationery for long hours at a time. >> the other thing about miami lines, these images are every year. they have to fix it, miami. >> you have to fix miami period. have you ever been to miami? it's one big line. guys pull over in the middle of the street. what are you doing? well, i had to go get a cup of coffee. what do you mean? >> cenk, we were saying today as inspiring it was to hear that people are standing in lines for six hours to vote in florida. it took me 45 seconds in los angeles, and i felt guilty. >> if you live in florida you might know how important it is. those people have it seared in their consciousness, as we all do, in florida your vote counts. even if you have to wait six hours. >> we talke
in different states including in florida and now really interesting admissions by republicans in florida. including the former florida party chair mr. greer. jim greer says "the republican party, the strategists consultants, they firmly believe that early voting is bad for republican party candidates. it's done for one reason. and one reason only. we've got to cut down on early voting because early voting is not good for us." nothing to do with voter fraud. it has everything to do with basically trying to help the republicans win elections. so what is jim greer doing? he's throwing the republican party in the middle of the ring and dropping a truth elbow on him. there you go! now of course, he's fighting with the republican party. they say he stole money cetra so now he can be honest with what they're doing. charlie crist is saying the same thing. former republican governor of florida, he says "the only thing that makes any sense as to why this is happening referring to ending early voting or admitting it -- and being done
projections? he projected that obama would get 332 and when florida is decided, president obama will get 332 elect traditional votes. he said there was a 92% chance that president obama will win and there was a chance that president obama and in fact, he did win. nate silver last election got 49 out of 50 states right. this time when florida comes in, he'll get 50 out of 50 right. who else did i rely on? "huffington post" pollsters. do you know how many states they got right? 50 out of 50. you know why? because they did math. they didn't say these are the things we want to happen. they said this is what the polling, the combination of polling indicates. see, we have logic, we have reasons. not the republicans say this, the democrats say this, golly gee, what do i do? you do math. that's what you do. that's why we were right and they were wrong. now we go to the second part of the media. some tweeted last night. obama is going to win and i wonder if they're going to call this even. they can't call it even if the guy won the presidency. well, they were saying it's not a mandate. all over it's
officials called the state of florida for president obama and republicans there are starting to reveal the dirty tricks they placed. charlie crist told the palm beach post that there was a coordinated effort by governor rick scott and others to suppress the democratic vote. former florida republican party chairman jim gear said: >> at said: >> even as it becomes clear the voter discrimination is still a very real problem in parts of this country. the supreme court will hear arguments about getting rid of section five of the voting lights act of 1965. the act signed by president johnson said areas with a history of discrimination must get approval for any new voting laws. nine southern states plus counties in new york, and michigan fall under its jurisdiction. in the case, shelby county v. holder, one alabama county is challenging the law saying it unfairly targets their state. six other signed on. joining me now to discuss is julian bond, the former chairman of the naacp and instrumental in helping get that law passed. it is my absolutely pleasure to welcome you inside the war room. >>
candidates in florida their closing arguments. >> obama: it's not true. the companies themselves has told governor romney to knock it off. he tried to change the facts. just because it's an inconvenience to your case, it's not change. >> cenk: i has a good argument for his case, is he going to win? is he going to win? we'll find out which way the swing state of nevada is going to go. >> politics and gambling are becoming in incompatible. you can't stay at a trump property. you can't stay at sheldon adelson hotel. you can't stay at steve wynn's hotel either. >> cenk: i love this one. the ridiculous efforts to get black voters. >> it's a big lie that democrats are for black americans and republicans are against black americans. abraham who freed the slaves was a republican. >> cenk: and so was alexander the great if we're going back to history--awesome. and the elbow of the day who's head is it going to land on? you'll love it. it's go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> obama: it's good to be back. >> romney: if the president is re-elected he still will be unable to work with the people in progress
cliff. while florida is still official officially too close to call even without its 29 collect 29 electoral college votes mr. obama won with a hefty 303 electoral votes but a mere 53% of the popular votes begging the question, was it a mandate or a draw. the president promised to reach out to leaders of both parties. speaker boehner appeared to be ready to take him up on his offer with hundreds of billions in tax hikes that could tank the economy, boehner staked out this position on behalf of his caucus. >> for the purposes of bipartisan agreement that begins to solve the problem we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. what matters is where the increase revenue comes from and what type of reform comes with it. >> eliot: a few hours earlier harry reid also called for compromise. >> it's better to dance than to fight. it's better to work together. everything doesn't have to be a fight. everyone should comprehend, especially my senate friends that legislation is the art of compromise and consensus building. >> eliot: but all the political happy talk wasn't eno
romney finally conceded florida today. florida joins seven other swing states in the blue column. just as vice president al gore predicted here "the war room" on tuesday. well-done, mr. vice president. so for all of you keeping score at home, the final electoral vote tally was 206 for mitt mitt romney. 332 for president obama. that would be a route. i just want to confess i had 303 in our pre-election electoral vote pool so al gore beat me fair and square. today, cbs reported a republican adviser said that actually mitt romney was "shell-shocked" by his loss in florida and his florida adviser today expressed regret, telling the "miami herald"... >> jennifer: well, he isn't the only one looking forward to the next fight. washington insiders are ready to rumble over the fiscal cliff and how to keep the country from careening over it, for a sense of what's at stake let's just take a tiny peek over the edge. if congress cannot reach a deal, every tax cut that was enacted since the year 2001 would expire. most importantly th
the election. he was trying to recreate florida 2000. >> he was. it was a train wreck of what happens when you have a political person as a commentator and a pundit and you can see the conflict of interest playing out on live national television. >> bill: then yesterday he gets on national television well, two days later. yesterday he was back with megyn kelly. listen to his explanation of why romney lost and how obama won. >> he succeeded by suppressing the vote. i know you can't bring yourself to vote for me but i'm going to paint this other guy as simply a rich guy who only cares for himself. they voted for obama by a 9-1 margin. >> bill: first of all that is who mitt romney is. mitt romney has told us himself he only hangs out with people that own nascar teams, nfl teams and have dressage horses. but it's like forcing people to pay a poll tax, or forcing them to have voter id. that's suppressing the vote. telling the truth about mitt romney wasn't suppressing the vote. >> president obama has become the first president in history to win -- >> you keep saying that but
. >> stephanie: a line cutter gets arrested at walmart in altamonte springs florida. when officers attempted to usher her out of the store she began screaming and throwing merchandise. >> as you would want to do. >> stephanie: walmart officials are breathing a sigh of relief. there were no reported injuries at a south georgia store. bedlam broke out. a cell phone deal that included a prepaid unlimited usage plan led to excitement among our customers. >> a prepaid -- >> stephanie: some say excitement. some call it a riot. >> a prepaid phone plan? sparked a riot? you're kidding me! >> pearl harbor was a bit of excitement. >> stephanie: some commotion. i feel like oprah's favorite things -- by the time she gets to the end, it is like panic for no -- look, everybody get aspen sill and -- gets a pencil and everybody is like -- [ screaming ] >> stephanie: it is crap and people are losing their minds. man tried to stab people. tensions rose outside a sacramento kmart on friday. one man responded with a threat of vio
folks in florida. fully over 125,000 votes were in florida, and that's -- you got to recall we started this year with sheriff brooke threatening to throw our people in jail because the office [ inaudible ] was turned in more than 48 hours after they took it out. and our people remember six years about the naacp president was blown up on christmas eve while leading a massive voter drive. >> stephanie: ben, thank you for that, and thank you for your great work at the naacp. we also have gottavote.org. >> yes. >> stephanie: thank you ben. [ applause ] >> thank you. >> stephanie: i think this is from move on -- right, jacki? >> and o'reilly railed against this last night. >> stephanie: we posted it because the visual is even funnier -- >> turn the little minks mic on. >> is this how you get rid of me -- what in what do you want from me? is this the ad you sent me yesterday. >> stephanie: yes. >> from what i have been able to confirm, yes. >> i was born in 1950 during world war i. my first vote was in 1940 for franklin d roosevelt, and i have not missed an election since.
, florida. >> caller: good morning stephanie. how are you. >> stephanie: good, go ahead. >> caller: i love you. you have the most refreshing person we have needed a show like this forever. i hate all of these episodes. [ wand music ] >> caller: that just drag out the non-truth. you got me hooked, girl, you're awesome. >> stephanie: you get me. >> caller: why a clip of ben stein telling about the newscast of what we have to do. he says, i want it leave now i got to tell you we'll have to raise those taxes on the higher--why doesn't anybody play that clip. >> stephanie: bill kristol. >> no, ben stein said it yesterday. he said it a while ago. >> stephanie: i think look, a lot of republicans are dusting themselves off and-- >> we played that clip. >> stephanie: right, we did. >> i think sheldon adelson will want some of ben stein's money at this point. [ laughing ] >> stephanie: let's go it tony in north carolina. hi stone tony, welcome. >> caller: hi, stephanie i turned over to the glenn beck station, and he said the truth lives here. i said, the real truth lives with stephanie miller. >> st
. another teenager senselessly gunned down in florida raising questions again about the scope of the >> eliot: a detailed report on corruption within the murdoch media empire and what must be done about it. that's next. but later join jennifer granholm in "the war room" for more on the so-called fiscal cliff with laura tyson congresswoman donna edwards at >> eliot: as monti python used to say and now for something completely different. not something about the fiscal cliff or the benghazi kerfuffle let's talk british press scandals or the scope of rupert murdoch's media empire's breach of trust integrity and the law. today, lord justice levinson released his report detailing the scope of what he discovered in the british media especially focused, of course, on the enterprises owned by rupert murdoch that have been implicated in the scandals that have erupted over the past several years. to say it is not a pretty picture is to state the obvious. here are some of the figures detailed. 17 arrests have been made.
overwhelmingly and when you add florida it was 332 to 206. that ain't close, folks. not only that. he won the popular vote. helex night. no doubt about who won. he won 8 out of 9 of the battle ground states. that was sweet enough. okay? but here is the deal: a lot of people very long lost sight of. the president's margin keeps growing and growing and growing every day it gets bigger and bigger. because there are so many votes that weren't counted on november 6th and as of this morning, there is still like a million and a half uncounted votes out there, which is a amazing. think about it. the election right in the almost a month old. >> yeah. >> still a million and a half votes. many of them like a million votes in new york state. % why? because of hurricane sandy and the presinks they had to use like paper ballots and they haven't been able to count them all. parts of new jersey most of those uncounted votes are up in the -- up in the northeast. so, as they are counting these votes t the president's total gets up and up and up. right now the count is t
are polling for a race in a retirement community in florida, your number also probably be pretty accurate. so that's why i wasn't completely stunned that the turned out in bigger numbers than anticipated. i interviewed lisa butterfield jones, and she say she wasn't surprised at all. because there wasn't this enthusiasm gap that the rest of the media was covering all year long. >> jennifer: christine and keli are going to stay right where you are. after the break, progressives winning on social issues across the board and in states all across the country. we're finally dragging >>i jump out of my skin at people when i'm upset. they're doing this this corruption based on corruption based on corruption. >>that's an understatement, eliot. [ forsythe ] we don't just come up here for the view up in alaska. it's the cleanest, clearest water. we find the best sweetest crab for red lobster that we can find. [ male announcer ] hurry in to red lobster's crabfest! the only time of year you can savor 5 succulent crab entrees all under 20 dollars. like a half-pound of tende
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and north north carolina. florida. that's a formula politics, as you know, you want to grow. you don't want to do things that shrink. that's an area that is incumbent on the president to give a framework. i say this as a democrat. democrats shouldn't just talk about this issue as we're better than republicans. i mean, democrats need to be very affirmative about how important the latino population is to our country. they did great things day in an day out. they're a great part of our future, and it has to be more than hey we're better than the republicans. this is a very important constituency and we need to do right by them. >> gavin: what about gay marriage. there are some final counts in washington state but the three states--two states affirmative and the one that pulled back in minnesota some draconian legislation. what is your sense of that. you were in the thick of it, this was toxic even within our own party. >> look, you have been one of the singular leaders on this and demonstrated courage on this issue, so i imagine for someone like yourself this is great to see. >> i'm not going
florida. that's a formula in politics, you want to grow. you don't want to shrink. that is incumbent on the president to provide a framework. democrats should not think about this issue as we're better than republicans. democrats need to look at how important the latino population is to our country day in and day out, they are a part of our future. it needs to be more than we're better than the republicans, and this is a big ton consistent constituency and we need to support them. >> gavin: the gay marriage, two states affirmative and then they pull back in minnesota because of draconian legislation. you were in the thick of it. this is toxic even in our own party. >> look, you have been one of the singular leaders on this and demonstrated the courage on this issue, right? i think i would imagine for someone like yourself this is great. >> gavin: i'm not going it deny that. >> as i said, it's always better to be on the right side of history, an to be there early. >> at the wrong time. >> no, it's never the wrong time to be on the right side:. at a political area, this is an issue whe
.d.s and shortening for early voting and all of that. now in florida we find out what it was really all about. >> shocking. you find out florida officials -- you have charlie crist, another florida official and two other current members of the g.o.p. anonymously telling the post, collaborating the story what we've known for quite some time that the purpose of narrowing the early vote, of making it difficult to register, of having those long, long, long lines by narrowing the hours you have to vote was to make sure that democratic voters, minority voters, young people, college students, that obama voting block, that they don't turn out and vote. that was the express purpose of those laws. that's why when rick scott the governor, when he came into office, it was the first thing he did. remember those -- that was the goal of suppressing the vote and thankfully they failed. new effort in some states but in florida, that failed. it went for obama. we gotta be vigilant because every two years, there is another opportunity for them to nar
. here is jacki schechner. >> good morning, everybody. as of this hour florida is still counting votes from tuesday's election. and the president has won mitt romney has conceded the nation is moving forward. so what is the problem? usa today called it a combination of poor management lack of capacity and systemic dysfunction. the election supervisors are elected officials, so that's an issue, also miami dade management blames the ten-page complicated ballot for causing people to take as much as 40 minutes to fill it out. as many laws that were tried to pass this year to disenfranchise democratic voters it wasn't the legislation, but simply the long lines that held people up. that's mostly do to logistics beyond the law. former congress woman gabby giffords and her husband may be in court today facing the man who shot giffords killed six people as we faces sentencing. the struck a plea deal back in august, that gives him life in prison and spares the victims a long emotional trial. kelly will read a statement on behalf of the two of them, but the ap says now it i
kelly from florida. >> no. >> bill: and he has released -- ready for this? 20 to 30,000 pages of inappropriate e-mails that he had with this woman jill kelley, from tampa. what the hell's going on? have you ever sent 20,000 pages of e-mails in your life? >> no. i can't even imagine going through 20,000 pages of e-mail. let alone releasing them to the world. and fox -- >> bill: fox news is saying 30,000. they're taking the upper -- >> it will 150,000. >> bill: he's supposed to be running the war in afghanistan. >> the time -- really, he hasn't willing to -- he spent the last two months going through e-mails. assuming he has a staff of attorneys that have done that. >> bill: so it does make you wonder what the hell these guys are doing and how they have time for this. we don't know that they were having an affair, you know. we also don't think petraeus of having an affair with jill kelly. maybe she wanted to. maybe he wanted to but paula broadwell thought something was cooking up there. now the time she's
in hour number three and now you a story about a man tee. what? >> >> stephanie: a florida woman has been arrested for riding a man tee. she said she is new to the area and didn't realize it was against the law. there was not a sign saying do not ride the man tee. >> don't harass the manatee. >> stephanie: what's weirder than florida? germany. erotic zoos prompt germany to rein state beastalty laws. apparently they've been off the books since 1969. >> interesting hmm. wow. 1969, dude. ♪ >> stephanie: the agriculture minister -- miniature -- he's a regular size. he's not even tall enough to ride a manatee. [ speaking german ] [ laughter ] >> stephanie: a law would make it illegal for people to use animals for sexual acts of their own activities or third parties. the daily mail ties this decision to the recent rise of erothic zoos where people can -- ♪ >> stephanie: where people can visit. >> no! germans are freaks! >> stephanie: well, they can visit to have sex with animals ranging from llamas to goats. >> ok, well, of course. llamas also kick and spit. good luck with that. [ laughter
they could wrap around the neck of one senator after another. they spent millions on ads in florida trying to brag down bill nelson and it didn't move the needle a bit. americans know they want clean energy, and the reason they don't get it is because the exxons and chevrons of the world are addicted to the profits that flow from dirty energy. >> the apartheid movement they knew the separation of people was wrong. >> this requires that moral persuasion. >> i think you are absolutely right. one of the videos is from desmond tootoo and he is an old man now, but it is a very moving video, where he says this is the next great moral issue of our time, and we need to put pressure on in the same way. 350.org works in 191 countries around the world, so we have those images in spades from every corner of the earth, people who have been flooded from their homes, crops have withered, and crops are disappearing under water. >> jennifer: america has to lead, because there needs to be a global consensus, because whatever we do obviously people look at that. it must be a consensus am
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